Victor Tan Chen

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Victor Tan [pronounced like the color “tan”] Chen is a sociology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University who studies economic inequality. Chen’s latest book is Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy, which talks about long-term unemployment. His work has been featured in the New York Times and NPR. He is also the editor of In The Fray magazine.

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Meritocracy’s Casualties

The college admissions scandal that implicated Hollywood stars and other wealthy parents produced its first convictions in September, with actor Felicity Huffman among the growing list of those sentenced to prison time for engaging in bribery and fraud to get their children into a selective college (t...

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Falling Behind by Robert H. Frank
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The Aspern Papers by Henry James
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Labor's Love Lost by Andrew J. Cherlin
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What Unions No Longer Do by Jake Rosenfeld
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Unequal Childhoods by Annette Lareau
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Twilight of the Elites by Christopher L. Hayes
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The Tumbleweed Society by Allison J. Pugh
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Stayin' Alive by Jefferson R. Cowie
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The Spirit Level by Richard G. Wilkinson
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